Once In A Blue Moon (1995)

PHILIP SPINK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Canada, 1995. Ark Films, Blue Moon Films, British Columbia Film Commission, Telefilm Canada. Screenplay by Philip Spink. Cinematography by John Spooner. Produced by Jane Charles, Sarah Duncan. Music by Daryl Bennett, Jim Guttridge. Production Design by Philip Spink. Costume Design by Crystine Booth. Film Editing by Frank…

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The Affair Of The Necklace (2001)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Alcon Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Sweet.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Redmond Morris, Charles Shyer.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by David Moritz.  Academy Awards 2001.   Hilary Swank‘s faultless performance in this sudsy costume melodrama almost convinces you to forgive…

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Land Of The Dead (2005)

GEORGE A. ROMERO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/France/USA, 2005.  Universal Pictures, Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Romero-Grunwald Productions, Wild Bunch, Rangerkim, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Exception Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by George A. Romero.  Cinematography by Miroslaw Baszak.  Produced by Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann, Peter Grunwald.  Music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek.  Production Design by Arvinder Grewal.  Costume Design by Alex Kavanagh.  Film Editing by…

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I, Robot (2004)

ALEX PROYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Twentieth Century Fox, Mediastream Vierte Film GmbH & Co. Vermarktungs KG, Davis Entertainment, Laurence Mark Productions, Overbrook Entertainment, Canlaws Productions.  Story by Jeff Vintar, Screenplay by Jeff Vintar, Akiva Goldsman, suggested by the book by Isaac Asimov.  Cinematography by Simon Duggan.  Produced by Michael Lee Baron, John Davis, Topher Dow,…

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Red Planet

ANTONY HOFFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.   Humdrum space adventure that makes the other Mars movie of its year, Mission To Mars, seem like Shakespeare. Val Kilmer leads an impressive but wasted cast as a member of a group of cosmonauts in the year 2057, who embark on a mission to the red planet…

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Something New

BBB (out of 5) Workaholic financial consultant Sanaa Lathan has her idea of the IBM (Ideal Black Male) for a mate, something she and her girlfriends discuss whenever they get together to drink and dish. When she meets gorgeous, and white, Simon Baker, she hires him to landscape her backyard and accidentally falls madly in love…

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Judas Kiss (1998)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Adorable Jim Thompson-esque gangster film features excellent characters actors and fun twisted plot. Carla Gugino and Simon Baker take a prominent political figure’s lover (Greg Wise) for ransom, but when a shooting occurs during the kidnapping it makes the whole deal a little hairier than expected. Now the players in this game have…

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The Missing (2003)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2003.  Revolution Studios, Imagine Entertainment, Daniel Ostroff Productions.  Screenplay by Ken Kaufman, based on the novel The Last Ride by Thomas Eidson.  Cinematography by Salvatore Totino.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Daniel Ostroff.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Guy Barnes.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley,…

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The Devil Wears Prada

DAVID FRANKEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2006.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Dune Entertainment, Major Studio Partners.  Screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna, based on the novel by Lauren Weisberger.  Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus.  Produced by Wendy Finerman.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Patricia Field.  Film Editing by Mark Livolsi.  Academy Awards 2006.  American Film Institute 2006.  Golden Globe Awards 2006. …

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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

ATOM EGOYAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 1997.  Alliance Communications Corporation, Ego Film Arts, Telefilm Canada, The Harold Greenberg Fund, The Movie Network, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.  Screenplay by Atom Egoyan, based on the novel by Russell Banks.  Cinematography by Paul Sarossy.  Produced by Atom Egoyan, Camelia Frieberg.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Phillip Barker.  Costume Design…

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Shanghai Noon

BBB (out of 5) Near-exact remake of Jackie Chan‘s hit crossover film Rush Hour, except this time the setting is the Old West and the American partner is cowboy Owen Wilson. A Chinese princess (Lucy Liu) has been kidnapped upon her arrival to a newly settling western America and needs to be rescued; Chan is…

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Ride With The Devil (1999)

ANG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Universal Pictures, Good Machine.  Screenplay by James Schamus, based on the novel Woe To Live On by Daniel Woodrell.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Robert F. Colesberry, Ted Hope, James Schamus.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Tim Squyres.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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